When your loved one is gone, it is time for you to begin to build a new life. For some people, this can happen fairly quickly, but for others recovery can take a little longer.
Challenged by difficult and perhaps tumultuous emotions, this can be a confusing time. Grief is a natural response to death, but no one can predict how an individual will react to such a significant loss. Some people are able to go about their daily schedules just as before, but others are overwhelmed and require a helping hand.
At Ogeechee Area Hospice we recognize that there is no “normal” way to grieve. Our Bereavement Program supports family members for 13 months after the loss of a loved-one. We regard each family member individually and connect with him or her in the way that is most helpful.
Our Bereavement Services
We assist individuals with connecting to others in many ways:
We stay in regular contact with families through our quarterly newsletter and monthly mailings of an informational newsletter that will help individuals understand the grieving process.
We are still just a phone call away to lend support when needed.
No one has to grieve alone. Our support groups assist individuals in expressing, understanding and coping with their emotions.
We honor each life that has touched our hospice family with a remembrance service for families and friends.
Children’s Bereavement Camp (Camp Lily-Welle)
Children are invited to play and discover their feelings about the loss of a loved-one through play and communication with other children experiencing the same kind of loss.
Holidays are often difficult times for families who have lost a loved-one. Our families are invited to our annual “Mistletoe and Memories” to join others who have experienced a loss.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns anytime.
We’re here to help.